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of the discussion and the impact of the sequester? planning to fly sometime soony why the faa says today is the first day travelers will really feel the effects. >>> we'll get to the latest on the boston investigation in a moment. >>> first developing news overnight in washington state. at least five people were killed by gunfire at an apartment building in a suburb south of seattle. among the dead a suspect who was shot by police officers on the scene. another two bodies found in the parking lot and two more bodies were found inside the building. we'll bring you the updates on this latest gun tragedy as we get them. >>> bells will ring at 2:50 to mark one week since the deadly marathon bombings struck and according to investigators the lone surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is responding to questioning. under heavy guard in the hospital he is undergoing brief rounds of interrogation apparently responding by writing his answers. the 19-year-old was shot through the neck in what some have speculated may have been a suicide attempt. despite largely republican calls to have him held as
. now i'll ask about the faa furloughs, which started yesterday. a group of almost the entire airline industry, including air traffic controller unions, flight attendants, pilot unions, and the industry itself, have written denis mcdonough and the white house a letter saying that the faa should be granted flexibility so they don't have to furlough the air traffic controllers. what do you say to this broad coalition? they say that other agencies have been given such flexibility and they believe the faa should have the same flexibility. >> let me give you some facts. the department of transportation is required by law to cut about $1 billion between now and the end of september; $637 million of that comes from the faa. the faa has initiated a series of cost-saving measures for personnel and non-personnel related, including a hiring freeze, restrictions on travel, termination of certain temporary employees, and reductions to contracts, among other savings. but furloughs cannot be avoided. seventy percent of the faa's operations budget is personnel. the faa must furlough 47,000 employees
closures and it is really at the mercy of the faa. >> some of the airlines have started to react. delta has said it is disappointed and warned travellers to expect delays in major cities that we've already outlined. what are the other things we're hearing from the airlines? >> basically the airlines are saying the faa has other options. they can cut their budget in other places. the fax says no. this is how we have to go ahead and do it. the airlines have taken the fax to court over this of they filed a lawsuit on friday. there is no hearing date set for that. everybody is watching closely to see if the courts change the decision. >> what do you know about this newark situation, the flights having to return as a result of the washington controllers being, quote, overwhelmed? >> you have a regional air traffic facility that handle flights going from new york to let's say, florida. a lot of the flights heading over the washington air space were overwhelming the number of reduced workers there. they said we're sorry. you have to turn around and come back. >> what's next? >> next we'll watch wh
up to $10,000 just to sweep it all away. furloughs have started for 47,000 f.a.a. employees. that means there are fewer air traffic controllers at airports including here in the bay area. government budget cuts are forcinged it rail agencies to -- federal agencies to cut spending. no major flight delays in the bay area. and now to texas where tonight we are learning that the first responders who rushed in to put out the massive fire at the fertilizer plant in the small town of west paid a staggering price much higher than we initially thought. abc newsepte ithe.>> today tside explosion site at theexas fertilizer plant, the local sheriff told us that the first responders who died didn't have a chance. 14 people were killed and authorities say 12 of them were firefighters and paramedics and other, woulders there trying to -- workers trying to put out the initial fire that may have caused the explosion. >> our priority is the line of duty death investigation for the firefighters and first responders who lost their lives this this incident. >> reporter: it is one of the greatest
started for 47,000 f.a.a. employees. that means there are fewer air traffic controllers at airports including here in the bay area. government budget cuts are forcinged it rail agencies to -- federalagcies to endi no major flight delays in the bay area. and now to texas where tonight we are learning that the first responders who rushed in to put out the massive fire at the fertilizer plant in the small town of west paid a staggering price much higher than we initially thought. abc news reporter is there. >> today outside that massive explosion site at the texas fertilizer plant, the local sheriff told us that the first reonders who died didn't ve a chance. 14 people were killed and auies say 12 ofm we firefighters and paramedics and other, woulders there trying to -- workers trying to put out the initial fire that may have caused the explosion. >> our priority is the line of duty death investigation for the firefighters and first responders who lost their lives this this incident. >> reporter: it is one of the greatest losses of first responders since the 2007 charleston sofa factor
through september. there has been a lawsuit filed against the faa, but the case has not been taken up in court. the furloughs could result in delays or canceled flights for one out of three airline passengers. the busiest time of year for travel could be a little bumpier than usual. joining us from washington is former "new york times" correspondent elizabeth becker. elizabeth just penned a new book called "overbooked: the exploding business of travel and tourism." welcome inside "the war room." >> it's nice to be here thank you. >> michael: what impact will the sequesters have on travel to america? >> well, i'm not convinced that the furloughs will come about. i would say that president obama has shown a partiality to listening to the tourism industry. so i'm not sure it is really going to happen. i think there could be a change of mind. but overall america is just recovering from what the industry is calling a lost decade, where a series of idealogical arguments, and the 9/11 border changes really flattened out tourism for the united states when it was booming
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